South African born, Jennifer Maestre takes the ordinary coloured pencil and turns the pencil itself into artwork, the pencil is given new life as the art, instead of just being a tool and facilitator of art. The process is simple, but Jennifer manages to create wonderfully detailed sea creatures with her pencils.
What exactly does one man do with 100 pencils? Well, if that man is Chris LaPorte, you draw a life-sized portrait for the ArtPrize competition. In 2010, he submitted a life-sized drawing called Cavalry and won first prize. In 2012 he is working on submitting a drawing of a photograph he found in his mother’s basement.
We have already featured products and machines that allow you to make your own paper covered pencils, but Kimanh from Scissors, Paper, Wok has a way easier method that only requires a few simple supplies and a careful hand. Inspiration struck when she was looking at a couple of pencil leads for her mechanical pencils, it’s a great idea if you need matching pencils as a wedding or party favour.
If you know someone obsessed with stationery, you know what to get them for their birthday, these salt and Pepper pencil-shaped grinders will drive them wild!
Salt and Pepper Pencils from Panik Design
EZ Fund, the website that sells items to help schools raise money, has now got in stock Smencils. These are scented pencils that come in Bubblegum, Cinnamon, Tropical Blast, Grape, Cotton Candy, Orange, Very Berry, Root Beer, Watermelon and Black Cherry. There is also a range of Smencils that come in Peppermint, which has been proven to improve concentration in learners.
Find out how you can rais funds for your school through EZ Fund